Internet & World Wide Web
Internet & World Wide Web
Week 8 Task 2 : Web Browsers, Surfing the Web : Students customize their web browsers with the LAN proxy settings, bookmarks, search toolbars and pop up blockers. Also, plug-ins like Macromedia Flash and JRE for applets should be configured.
Aim:- How to configure web browsers LAN proxy settings, bookmarks, search toolbars, pop up blockers. How to configure plug-ins.Requirements:- PC with OS (Operating System) like windows, MAC etc and web browsers which supports to that OS like Mozilla, Safari etc.
Procedure:- Are you blocked from accessing the websites you need, by your school, office, or government? Proxies allow you to bypass blocks placed on your connection and mask your IP, making your actions more difficult to trace. Once you find a proxy server that you want to connect to, you simply need to enter that information into your web browser.We have found that most browsers are compatible with the proxy server. Here are a few special considerations: Mac Users - . Safari, Firefox and Chrome are all compatible with proxy server. Windows Users - All popular browsers appear to work well with the proxy server including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Chrome uses the Windows proxy server, the same ones used by IE. DSL users may find the configuration more difficult in IE than in Netscape or Firefox but all will work.
Step 1: Click the Firefox menu: First consider your web browser as Firefox. This is located in the upper-left corner of the Firefox window. Click Options.
Step 2: Select the Advanced options: It is located at the top of the Options window on the far right.
Step 3: Select the Network tab:Click the Settings button at the top of the Network page in the Connections section.
Step 4: Choose the Manual proxy configuration option: This will enable the text fields below it, where you can enter your proxy information.
Step 5: Enter yourproxy information: In the HTTP proxy field, enter the address or domain of your proxy, and set the port if necessary. If you want to connect to a different proxy for FTP or SSL, enter the information into the fields below. Otherwise, check the Use this proxy server for all protocols to enable the proxy for all traffic through Firefox. Firefox proxy settings only affect traffic through your Firefox browser. Other internet applications will use your direct connection. Step 6: Press OK to save your changes:You may need to restart Firefox in order for the changes to take effect.
Proxy Settings for Safari : Step 1: Click the Safari menu:Select Preferences, and then choose the advanced option on the far right end of the toolbar. Step 2: Click the Change Settings button next to Proxies:This will open the Network section of the System Preferences screen. Changing Safaris proxy server settings will affect all network traffic on your computer. Step 3: Select your active network connection. Available connections will be listed in the left frame. Your active connection will have a green icon next to it. Step 4: Click the Advanced button:Once the advanced menu opens, click the Proxies tab. Step 5: Select your proxy type:you will want to select the Web Proxy and the Secure Web Proxy boxes. Make sure Auto Proxy Discovery is unchecked.
Step 6: Enter yourproxy information:In the box that appears, enter the proxy address or domain. The box next to it is for the port. If your proxy requires a password, check the box to allow the password to be entered.
Step 7: Click OK to save your changes:You may need to restart Safari for them to take effect. If you want to switch back to your direct connection, open the Network menu again and uncheck the Web Proxy and Secure Web Proxy boxes.
Settings web browser for Bookmarks, Pop-up blockers, Search toolbars:Pop-Up Blockers: A pop-up blocker (sometimes called apop-up killer) is a program that preventspop-ups from displaying in a user's Web browser. Pop-up blockers work in a number of ways: some close the window before it appears, some disable the command that calls the pop-up, and some alter the window's sourceHTML. One problem with pop-up blockers has been that they cannot always differentiate between an unwanted pop-up window and one that is user-requested.
Step 1: Access the Google Chrome menu on the toolbar:The menu on the toolbar is at the top right of your browser..
Step 2 : Choose "Settings:
Step 3: Find "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the page and click it.
Step 4: Under "Privacy," click on "Content settings."
Step 5: In the "Pop-ups" section, choose "Allow all sites to show pop-ups."
Step 6: If you want to choose which websites to allow and still keep the blocker functionality, under the Pop-ups section, choose "Manage exceptions" instead. Write down a list of websites you don't want Chrome to automatically block.
Bookmarks in chrome:A bookmark is a saved shortcut that directs your browser to a specificwebpage. It stores the title,URL of the corresponding page. Saving bookmarks allows you to easily access your favorite locations on the Web.
Search toolbar: How to remove different search toolbars that comes with download of different softwares in chrome. (Or)
And make google as default.
Plug-ins Configuration:- Plug-ins are programs integrated into your browser that allow it to process specialized Web content such as Flash, Java and Silverlight. A browser plug-in (such as Macromedia Flash or Apple QuickTime) allows you to play certain multimedia files within your Web browser.
17Prepared By : CH.SRILAKSHMI PRASANNA Asst. Prof CSE[MREM]